Estes Gnome™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)
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Ages: 10+ (with adult supervision for those under 12)
Skill Level: Beginner
An eye dazzling chrome rocket that soars to 800 feet on Estes mini engines! The Gnome comes with a colored body tube and one piece fin unit for quick assembly. Be ready to launch in less than hour!
The Gnome is chrome at its hottest! Standing just a little over 10 inches tall with super shiny chrome and sapphire blue colors, this is one great looking, mini engine powered cloud chaser that can reach altitudes of 800 feet. Recovery is fast and reliable with its orange colored streamer for easy tracking after a super fast flight!
The Gnome is another in our series of Beginner skill level kits and features a chrome wrapped body tube, a bright blue pre-colored one piece fin unit, nose cone and upper launch lug ring. The rocket takes about 1 hour to build and is finished off with a colorful, easy to apply self-stick decal.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, plastic cement, hobby knife, masking tape and clear tape. Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).
Recommended Engines: 1/2A3-2T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T
Projected Max Altitude: 800 ft. (244 m)
Recovery System: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Streamer
Length: 10.3 in. (26.2 cm)
Diameter: 0.54 in. (14 mm)
Estimated Weight: 0.5 oz. (14.2 g)
Estimated Assembly Time: 1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
Fin Materials: Plastic
Decal Type: Self-stick
Launch System: Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size: 1/8"
Age Recommendation: Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
ATTENTION: Estes products may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Power Point Presentations:
Ignite the Imagination Videos:
Elementary Mathematics of Model Rocket Flight: Information on how to make and use your own altitude tracker and how to calculate speeds and accelerations reached by model rockets.
Engine Time/Thrust Curves: These time/thrust curves show the relation between thrust produced by a model rocket engine and time. This page contains time/thrust curves for Estes model rocket engines from 1/4's to E9's.
Estes Engine Chart: Engine info that includes total impulse, maximum lift weight, maximum thrust, thrust duration, initial weight and propellant weight for each Estes engine.
Estes Model Rocket Engines: Do you need information on Estes rocket engines? This poster includes how model rocket engines work and how they are classified.
Guide for Teachers and Youth Group Leaders: Introduces you to Estes' rocket technology, safety and launch day operation techniques. Plus, background on Estes Industries and the complete services offered in our educational program.
Igniters and Their Use: Exactly what is an igniter? This article explains what it is, how it works and the correct way to install one to successfully launch a model rocket.
Model Rocket Contest Guide: Use to plan model rocket contests for school classes or clubs. Contains details on types of competitive events and suggestions on all facets of contests from organization of the planning committee to championship awards. Includes sample score sheets.
Model Rocketry Study Guide: This book presents a logical program for anyone who wants the most from model rocketry. There is a planned sequence of activities through three skill levels that guides a student on his/her path to becoming an expert model rocketeer. A glossary and self-review are provided for each section.
Model Rocketry Technical Manual: Handy guide for construction and flight of model rockets. Good tips on "scratch building", launch systems, tracking, staging, boost-gliders and more.
Projects in Model Rocketry: Suggestions on how to plan, prepare and present research projects. Ideas for about one hundred projects. Projects range from simple exhibits to true research work. An excellent reference for Science Fair projects. Great ideas for clubs.
Rocket Designer's Plan Sheet: Blank plan sheet includes a parts list and notes section.
Rocketry 101: Provides the basics for model rocketry. Includes model rocket flight profile, launch site layout, engine information and preflight preparation.
Reproduction Masters for Model Rocketry: Set of reproducible masters that may be used to make overhead transparencies and handout sheets. Set includes: Model Rocket Flight Profile